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    Director of Organizational Learning & Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Denver, CO) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I had to advocate for an interview with the hiring manager even though I was highly qualified. I got one 30 minute interview and was not passed along to the panel interview because an external candidate had move direct experience in the function.

    Interview Questions

    • My experience in improving employee engagement and proven outcomes.   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview

    Screening interview with HR, then panel interview with the heads of various departments. 4 hr panel interview filled with behavavioral type questions. Its been 2 weeks still haven't heard back.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you successfully negotiated a win-win outcome between two departments with competing agendas and priorities regarding a significant business issue. What was your specific approach to handling this situation? Tell me about a time when you changed a person’s mind from being resistant to your idea to being supportive of your idea.   Answer Question

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    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Pleasanton, CA).

    Interview

    Process exceeds 3 months frequently.

    The process is very generic and not very structured in nature. Interviews tend to be qualitative in nature. The decision making process on the back end is also very qualitative, even for engineers.

    Don't expect a normal silicon valley type interview where you are asked questions in areas such as:
    Cognitive Ability
    Troubleshooting
    Leadership skills
    Decision Making
    Professional priority
    Communications etc etc

    My advice: If you want to be successful interviewing at KP, work on your personality impact. Prepare questions for the interviewer about themselves. Show interest in the interviewer. (Make friends)

    Interview Questions

    • Questions are typical:
      "Tell me about a time you...",
      "Can you think of a challenge you had where...",
      "What's your worst / best experience with...".  
      1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone screening done by recruiter and then hiring manager. In person multiple panel interview, scenario presentation on employee management and improving processes. How do you deal with difficult employees, and performance management experience and what was your role and how you supported direct report.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions included: Your weakness and strengths, Difficult situation at work and how you death with it, behavioral questions   Answer Question

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA).

    Interview

    Very long process with a lot of hurdles to jump over. Almost overkill. A drug, personality and skills test for a non-operational role (i.e. backoffice Finance) does not apply for this role, but understand that this is a healthcare company.

    Interview Questions


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Los Angeles, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR, 3 in-person 1:1 interviews with Hiring Mgr and/or Executive level supervisors, also a panel interview with various stakeholders. The interviews were mostly conversational and not too many "gotcha" questions were asked. The process was overall pleasant though on the lengthy side - 6 weeks after submitting my resume before I got a call, and then 3 more months after that first call until the offer. Everyone involved was very professional and accommodating.

    Interview Questions

    • What specific reports do you usually run to determine profitability and productivity in your current department?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    At the onset my desired salary (which they ask you to specify in their initial paperwork) was higher than what they revealed was being offered for the position. When I did get the offer, I reminded them that the salary was lower than I had initially desired and they did come back with a 4% increase. That increase combined with the possible annual bonus (which is not guaranteed, and is not based on personal performance) put me in my desired range.


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview

    The entire process took several months and involved phone calls and panel interviews. There were large periods of silence from the recruiter, and each time I began to assume they had moved me to the no longer interested pile, the recruiter would contact me and tell me they were really high on me but were bogged down with business issues. The recruiter continually gave me the impression I was their top candidate and it was only a matter of time before I heard the good news of an offer. In the end I went through a lot of effort when I believe they already knew who they were going to hire and just needed to have a complete pool of candidates for legal reasons. I had every required and preferred bullet on the position summary covered with many years of experience, but got absolutely no feedback on why I wasn't selected when I asked.

    Interview Questions


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Corporate interview was a waste of time, poor questions that were not relevant to the role, panel had arrogance to them, the panel was over a half hour late and cut the interview short by the time they were late, they did not value my time at all. Panel went around the room asking questions specific to their role in the organization and not centered around the actual role I was applying for with one panel member not asking any questions at all. They did good an over all background on their company, but I already had this knowledge based on my due diligence.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked about current company with probing questions, seemed to want to know what current insurance company was doing more than an interview for a role. There were no questions on my fit into the role and the most interesting reason for the declination of an offer was due to an item not in the job role and never asked or discussed with me. It appeared their decision was made up prior to the interview and I was one of the required applicants needed to interview.   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Staff was congenial and honest. Staff was highly qualified and knowledgeable about the vacant position. They were concerned about the fit as much or more than qualifications. The job description was typical adding some irrelevant tasks and responsibilities. While they said I was qualified, some expressed concern about my lack of direct experience in health care. Age was probably a factor too.

    Interview Questions


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    Director, Market Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Atlanta, GA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Behavioral and Panel Interviews - standard boiler plat questions. Met 1 on 1 with Vice President and then with 4 of the area Directors in a panel interview. They asked the same basic questions that we ask for all out interviews so the answers were easy to develop,

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you had to make a tough decision how did you go about it and what was the outcome   1 Answer

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